Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection

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Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume One Summary

Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material.

When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's earliest adventures.

'Send for Paul Temple' (1940) is an early remake of the now lost original 1938 BBC production. 'Paul Temple Intervenes' (1942) finds Paul and Steve investigating a series of celebrity murders whilst 'Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair' (the original 1950 production, presented here for the very first time) concerns the strange disappearance of the Desmond baby and her sitter.

Hugh Morton, Bernard Braden, Carl Bernard and Peter Coke play Paul in these episodes, with Bernadette Hodgson, Peggy Hassard and Marjorie Westbury as Steve. A bonus track features rare archive material from otherwise lost productions, including the final episodes of 'Send for Paul Temple' (1938) and 'Paul Temple and the Front Page Men' (1938).

Duration: 11 hours approx.

©2016 Francis Durbridge (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks
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  • Book 1

    • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume One

    • The Early Years (1938-1950)
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Carl Bernard, full cast, Hugh Morton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material. When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's earliest adventures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Generally Enjoyable But Rather Erratic

    • By foxymoron on 04-01-17

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 2

    • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two

    • The Fifties
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple (Peter Coke) and his wife, Steve (Marjorie Westbury), are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's adventures from the 1950s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great period drama

    • By Steve_Morris on 17-12-16

    Regular price: £31.99

  • Book 3

    • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Three

    • The Sixties (1960-1968)
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: full cast, Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 148

    Paul Temple swings into the '60s with five complete radio dramas featuring the writer-cum-amateur detective and his wife, Steve, plus bonus archive material. Between 1938 and 1968, Paul and Steve's exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are 'The Gilbert Case' (1960 remake), 'The Margo Mystery' (1961), 'The Jonathan Mystery' (1963 remake), 'The Geneva Mystery' (1965) and 'The Alex Affair' (1968). This set also includes the bonus radio feature 'Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By linda on 24-03-17

    Regular price: £31.99

  • Book 4

    • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Four

    • Paul Temple Returns (2006-2013)
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Paul Temple lives again in these five complete radio dramas starring Crawford Logan as Paul and Gerda Stephenson as his redoubtable wife, Steve. Each of these productions was made for BBC Radio 4 in an authentic 1950s-style studio conditions and based on the scripts of the original radio serials.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, However....

    • By RoxyR on 10-12-17

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Paul Temple and the Curzon Case (Unabridged)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The Curzon Case is a gripping story of kidnapping, intrigue and sudden death. Boys disappear from a public school, an aeroplane crashes nearby, and a murder occurs. Paul Temple has his work cut out trying to find out if all the events are connected and tracking down the mysterious Curzon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is NOT a dramatisation!

    • By ThePuss on 24-09-07

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Paul Temple's White Christmas

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. In this festive short story featuring Francis Durbridge’s favourite debonair amateur detective, Paul Temple journeys to Switzerland to identify an elusive criminal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good short story but ....

    • By JDP on 01-12-18

    Regular price: £0.69